Audi RS Q e-tron Saves More Than 60 Percent Carbon Dioxide at the 2023 Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="79485"] source: Audi AG Audi relies on reFuels for the first time at the toughest desert rally Advanced sustainable fuel is residue-based and does not compete with food products Already at its Dakar debut, the Audi RS Q e-tron set standards in efficiency and competitiveness of e-mobility in motorsport in January 2022. Now the next step follows: The three desert prototypes with electric drive and energy converter will be at the star...

Heat, Dust and Tire Changes: A Lot of Work for Audi Sport at the Morocco Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77381"] source: Audi AG All three Audi RS Q e-tron at the finish after 2,300 desert kilometers Learning effects and visible progress with second evolution Harsh conditions in soaring heat and dense dust Learning at a high level: At the Morocco Rally, the new Audi RS Q e-tron completed its competition debut from October 1 to 6. For Audi Sport and the driver pairings Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Ed...

Morocco Rally: Audi Sport’s Dress Rehearsal for the Dakar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76526"] source: Audi AG Three Audi RS Q e-tron E2 cars with Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Entire team back in competition mode Tough conditions expected in southwest Morocco A packed schedule characterizes the second half of the year for Audi Sport: After the start of testing of the Audi RS Q e-tron E2 in Europe in July, the premiere on September 1, a subsequent nine-...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 performance vs Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76237"] words: Bill, photo: carwow We featured the Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar against the Audi RS e-tron GT before in a battle of electrics but now it's electric/hybrid versus gasoline. The RS Q e-tron Dakar has 340hp but at a literal flip of a switch, it goes up to 680. The R8 has 620hp but is much lighter at 3400lbs versus 4850lbs for the Dakar. So who will win? Find out below. [embed]https://youtu.be/nes85rlHJFI[/embed]

Audi RS Q e-tron E2: Lighter, More Aerodynamic and Even More Efficient

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75805"] source: Audi AG Second evolution of the rally winner competing for the first time in October Fundamentally new body optimizes weight and air flow Improved operating strategy and optimized control concept In March 2022, the Audi RS Q e-tron won its first desert rally in Abu Dhabi, and now the next evolution is ready. The innovative prototype presents itself significantly improved for the 2022 Morocco Rally and the 2023 Dakar...

New Audi RS Q e-tron to be Revealed September 1 for the 2023 Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75530"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG The past week was a whirlwind for Audi Sport fans when it was finally confirmed that Audi will join F1 in 2026 and today, Audi Sport dropped a teaser photo of the new RS Q e-tron. The reveal will be on Thursday, September 1st. Not familiar with the RS Q e-tron? It's Audi's return to the famous Dakar Rally but with modern technology  such as the alternative drive concept of the Audi RS Q e-tron that comb...

Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74583"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Mat from carwow takes on the surprisingly huge Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar (driven by Emil Bergkvist) in an Audi RS e-tron GT. I say surprisingly huge because I've only seen the RS Q e-tron by itself or against other similarly sized vehicles. It looks like to came straight from the movie Aliens. Will it be Game Over, man! for Mat and the RS e-tron GT? It's also interesting to hear the RS Q e-tron. Who will win...

The Audi RS Q e-tron Rocks Hamburg

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71974"] source: Audi AG Eye-catching futuristic prototype at the OMR Festival Spectacular trip from the container port to the exhibition center Hanseatic city hyped: Ekström/Bergkvist cause a stir for electric mobility The futuristic Audi RS Q e-tron was one of the stars at the FUTURE MOVES New Mobility Summit as part of the OMR Festival in Hamburg on Tuesday. With a spectacular trip from the container port to the exhibition cente...

Audi Tradition Is Retrieving Treasures From Motorsports History From Its Hallowed Halls

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71781"] source: Audi AG May 15 for International Museum Day in the Audi museum mobile and at the Audi Piazza at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt App in the museum: all exhibits in the Ingolstadt technology museum and highlights from Audi history are also in the Audi Tradition app Experience a century of racing history – Audi Tradition is making it possible: In celebration of International Museum Day under the motto “Discover Museums with Joy,...

Emotional First Victory in the Desert: Audi RS Q e-tron wins in Abu Dhabi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69238"] Historic first success of an electrified drive in the desert Stéphane Peterhansel celebrates eighth personal victory at Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Julius Seebach: “Breakthrough for our innovation” Audi has once again made history in motorsport with technical innovation: Following its debut with four stage victories at the Dakar Rally in January, the Audi RS Q e-tron now clinched its first overall victory – in just it...

Ken Block Thrilled with the Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68451"] source: Audi AG US drift artist drives Mattias Ekström’s Dakar car Historic treasures from Audi Tradition at the GP Ice Race Ken Block: “A phenomenal experience” This was a car swap of a very special kind: with Mattias Ekström as the instructor in the co-driver’s seat, Ken Block tested the Audi RS Q e-tron with start number 224 on snow and ice. The outing during the GP Ice Race in Zell am See (Austria) was the spectacular...

Half-Time Results at the Dakar Rally: Three Audi RS Q e-tron Prove Innovative Strength

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67692"] source: Audi AG Oliver Hoffmann, Board Member for Technical Development: “Strong in sporting terms right from the start” Julius Seebach: “Spirit in the team makes me proud” First stage win already in Stage 3 Six podium finishes in the daily results, reliably working electric drive systems, full competitiveness on debut and fascination with e-mobility at the world’s toughest rally: Audi already puts an exclamation mark on th...

Rotiform Announces Technical Partnership with Audi Sport for the 2022 Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67630"] source: Rotiform Wheel Pros’ brand, Rotiform, announced today a technical partnership with Audi Sport and their RS Q e-tron alternative-powered vehicle. The innovative prototype vehicle debuted at the 2022 Dakar Rally. The RS Q e-tron is an unprecedented vehicle in its class – not only as a technical concept but marking both Audi and Rotiform’s first appearance in the world renowned race. The partnership will include Rotiform race w...

Fully Charged: The High-Voltage Battery in the Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67183"] source: Audi AG Design for unknown requirements at the Dakar Rally Demanding charging process in complex off-road operation Intelligent energy management with recuperation during braking The high-voltage battery is located centrally in the drive and literally in the middle of the Audi RS Q e-tron. It embodies the heart of the innovative electric drive with energy converter. Audi intends to use it to set the next milestone in the...

To the Limit and Beyond: Audi Tests Again for the Dakar Rally in Morocco

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66086"] source: Audi AG Second test of the Audi RS Q e-tron in North Africa All driver teams take turns in the cockpit of the test car Experience gained from more than 2,500 kilometers in the toughest terrain Audi Sport took another step towards the Dakar Rally in the second week of November. At the second test in Morocco, Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz took turn...

Innovative For Sure: Audi Sets Safety Standards at the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65628"] source: Audi AG Holistic safety concept of the Audi RS Q e-tron Valuable knowledge from circuit racing flows into Dakar project High standards of passenger protection are a tradition at Audi Sport Long before Audi unveiled the RS Q e-tron to the public in summer 2021, the racing engineering team was already intensively involved in the Dakar Rally. The risks in off-road racing were at the center of the considerations fo...

100 Days to Go Until the Dakar Rally: A Race Against Time for Audi Sport

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64272"] source: Audi AG Assembly of the rally cars has begun Audi RS Q e-tron with complex powertrain concept Four kilometers of cables, two central control units and six cooling systems In 100 days from now, the 44th edition of the famous Dakar Rally will kick off. For Audi Sport, this marks the beginning of a real race against time. Audi is tackling one of the greatest challenges in international motorsport, quite deliberately usin...

“It’s Been Electrifying!” – 14 Victories for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63220"] source: Audi AG Involvement on factory level ends with a victory on the final weekend in Berlin Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler says goodbye as the most successful team Audi RS Q e-tron for the Dakar Rally with technology from Formula E Audi Sport ended its official involvement in the Formula E World Championship with a victory at the finale in Berlin. With the Dakar Rally, the next electrifying project already awaits the team of...